September 3, 2012

St George Marathon 2012 Is Almost Here.

Rated by Runner’s World as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner`s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon. A fun race indeed–and scenic

The Best Western Coral Hills is located only three blocks from the buses and the finish line.  We offer a shuttle to the buses if needed and start breakfast at 4:00 a.m. for the runners and anyone else who would like to get up that early.

CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL ST. GEORGE MARATHON PAGE

 Click HERE to join St. George Marathon’s Facebook Page

 

September 1, 2012

Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons Dedication

DSC Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons

DSC Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons

 In anticipation of the upcoming dedication of the new Dixie State College Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons, DSC officials have announced contingency plans for the ceremony slated for Friday, September 7th, in the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium.

In an effort to accommodate all visitors to the campus that day, Dixie State officials have set up an overflow venue next door at the Burns Arena and will provide a live television feed of the ceremony on a projection screen. Seating in the overflow venues will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The formal ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and will include remarks from DSC President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld and the building’s namesake, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who is a 1963 graduate of Dixie College and a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The dedication festivities will shift to the new Holland Centennial Commons at 11:15 a.m., and will include the official ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the dedicatory prayer offered by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Following the ribbon cutting, Dixie State will host an open house with refreshments.

In addition, the ceremony will be available via free live streaming video on DSC’s website (live.dixie.edu) and broadcast live on Dixie’s Community Education Channel (CEC). CEC will also re-broadcast the ceremony throughout the month and beyond, and the broadcast will be available online at www.voddov.com.

All dedication events are free and open to the public to attend. For more information on the Holland Centennial Commons dedication, please contact DSC Public Relations Office at 435-652-7544

August 15, 2012

St. George Races 2012-2013 Season

It all kicks off soon after the St. George Marathon with the SAVE A SISTER 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Walk for breast cancer! We are excited to be partnering this year with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for this race. It is going to be a great event. Sign up and come run for an AMAZING CAUSE. For more details on this event go to Save A Sister- benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

For more information on any upcoming racing event and the most up to date details and information and registration, visit our Races website.

We’ll see you soon!

St. George Races Staff

Quick Breakdown

October 6th St. George Marathon
October 20th Save a Sister 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Utah
November 3rd Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K
November 10th Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, Kids
November 17th Turkey Trot
December 1st Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay

More Info.
St. George Marathon (October 6th)

If you aren’t running the St. George Marathon this year but would still like to be involved VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! It’s a great way to experience this awsome event without all the sweat! There are many areas that you could volunteer for including: Aid stations. Athlete food/recovery, Bus loading/unloading, Clothing retrieval, Finish line catchers Info booths, Medical tent, On Course timers, Packet distribution and Security. If you would like to volunteer click on the link below and fill out your form!

http://stgeorgemarathon.com/volunteer.php

Save a Sister 10K, 5k and 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of UTah (October 20th)

This event now presented in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation will all proceeds donated to fund breast cancer research. There will be a 5K, 10K and 1 mile walk at the event. All breast cancer survivors will reciebe a secial pink shirt and will be recognized in a ceremony prior to the start of the race. Premier event sponsors are The Orange Peel and Canyon Media.

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/save_a_sister.php

Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K (November 3rd)

A beautiful route that features 4 miles of the St. George Marathon Course and the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park, and Entrada. ONE OF THE FASTEST CERTIFIED COURSES IN THE STATE!! The course is challenging, fast and primarily downhill! It is one of the most breathtaking courses St. George has to offer! 5K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and do a course out on the trails and head back to also finish around the track!. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/snow_canyon.php

Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, and Kids (November 10th)

Beginner: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run. Sprint 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. Kids beginner 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, ½ mile run. Kids sprint 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, ¾ mile run. Team relay will be run in the sprint division only! CAP OF 300 PER EACH DISTANCE! NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/turkeytri.php

Turkey Trot (November 17th)

Join us for this amazing family fun run! This untimed 5K and 1 Mile walk/ fun run helps to raise much needed food for the Dixie Care and Share in St. George! Bring 3 canned goods and get a ticket into the incredible raffle with tons of frozen turkeys and prizes being raffled off after! Registration will be $5 and onsite registration begins at 8:15am!!!

More information

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/turkeytrot.php

Expedition St. George Team Relay 50 Miles (December 1st)

A 50 mile team relay that loops all the way through and around the stunning St. George. Teams will see St. George like they never have before as there are tons of incredible scenery and challenging runs, as long as some easy fun ones in this relay! Teams will consist of 5 people (Open Men, Open Women and Co-Ed) with each individual completing a minimum of two legs (roughly 5 miles each). Post relay events will consist of a full banquet with dinner and an awards ceremony! THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

More inormation and registration at

http://www.sgcity.org/recreation/adultsports/expedition.php

Races & Special Events Staff

City of St. George
Races and Special Events
(435) 627-4560

http://www.sgcity.org/

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June 22, 2012

July 4th, Independance Day in St. George, Utah

Have a safe and enjoyable Independance Day Celebration!

Below are some of the local activities.

7:30 – 10:00 am
Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Adults $6.00 / Children (12 & under) $4.00 Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.

8:00am
“Amazing American Heroes” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!

9:00 am
National Anthem – Performed by Kelly Thayer

9:10am – 1:00pm
City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:

There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year.

St. George’s Finest Talent Competition!

10:00 am
Zumba in the Park
And
Karaoke in the Park

11:00 – 1:00
Talent Competition

1:00 pm
Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace

Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.

8:00 – 10:00 pm
KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL – Marshal Reign
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free

10:00 pm
Giant Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.

KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.

For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560  

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June 14, 2012

Flag Day!

Flag Day 2012

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity. It’s been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past.

On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance with a Congressional resolution which placed American forces under George Washington’s control. On that New Year’s Day the Continental Army was laying siege to Boston which had been taken over by the British Army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton).

In May of 1776, Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American flag.

On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.

Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

 

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June 11, 2012

Fourth of July 2012 in St. George Utah

Fourth of July in St. George, Utah

Fourth of July in St. George, Utah

  

Events will be held on Wednesday July 4th

7:30 – 10:00 am

Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.

8:00am

“I have a Dream” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!

9:00 am

National Anthem – at the gazebo in Vernon Worthen Park

9:10am – 1:00pm

City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:

There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year CrossFIt Ninja Warrior Challenge.

10:00 am

Karaoke in the Park

Zumba

11:00 am

Talent Contest

1:00 pm

Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace

Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.

8:00 – 10:00 pm

KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free

10:00 pm

Giant Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.

A great spot to view the fireworks is at the outdoor pool at the Best Western Coral Hills

KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.

For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560.

Events Sponsored by:

St. George Kiwanis Club Kony Country Lin's Market SkyWest Airlines
St. George Kiwanis Club Kony Country Lin’s Market SkyWest Airlines
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May 24, 2012

Memorial Day 2012, St. George, Utah

Memorial Day

The History of Memorial Day:

It was 1866 and the United States was recovering from the long and bloodyy Civil War between the North and the South. Surviving soldiers came home, some with missing limbs, and all with stories to tell. Henry Welles, a drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York, heard the stories and had an idea. He suggested that all the shops in town close for one day to honor the soldiers who were killed in the Civil War and were buried in the Waterloo cemetery. On the morning of May 5, the townspeople placed flower,  wreaths and crosses on the graves of the Northern soldiers in the cemetery. At about the same time, Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan planned another ceremony, this time for the soldiers who survived the war. He led the veterans through town to the cemetery to decorate their comrades’ graves with flags. It was not a happy celebration, but a memorial. The townspeople called it Decoration Day.

Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those Americans from the armed forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. Church services, visits to the cemetery, flowers on graves or even silent tribute mark the day with dignity and solemnity. It is a day of reflection. However, to many Americans the day also signals the beginning of summer with a three-day weekend to spend at the beach, in the mountains or at home relaxing.

(Information from About.com)

Do make your reservations, St. George does sell out.

 

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May 17, 2012

Catholic Church in St. George Utah

St George Catholic Church

St George Catholic Church

The St. George Catholic Church is located at 259 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770 only three blocks from Best Western Coral Hills. 

In 1879, Father Lawrence Scanlan established the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Silver Reef Hospital, and St. Mary’s School in Silver Reef. At the invitation of his friend, John MacFarlane, a deputy U.S. mineral surveyor at Silver Reef, Father Scanlan offered mass in the newly completed St. George Tabernacle. The St. George Tabernacle choir sang and three thousand people attended the mass. This was the first high mass celebrated in southern Utah.

For further information on the history of Catholic Church development and construction in the St. George go to the Washington County Historical Society Website.

For further information on attending mass and other church functions please visit the St. George go to www.saintgeorgecatholics.com or call (435)673-2604.

 

May 10, 2012

Mothers Day 2012 in St. George, Utah

Mothers Day 2012

Mothers Day 2012, Photo Credit: Andrew Laker/The Republic/AP

We at Best Western Coral Hills just want to acknowledge our wonderful mothers.  The great persons they are and all they have done for us.  We hope we are doing the things that make you proud. 

 Thank you moms for all the things you have taught us…even when we didn’t want to learn them. 

This Mother’s Day we would like to suggest a few things:

Do something basic, something fun, or something unexpected

Call her up on the phone…then call her again, just to say “I love you” or “Thanks”   *   Pick some wild flowers and dandelions   *   Give her a handmade card   *   write down 100 things you like about, admire, remember, and wish for your mother   *    give her a massage or send her to a professional    *    Tell dad to take her out of town to relax at the Best Western Coral Hills (well, why not?)   *   Start planning NOW, don’t wait till the day before, NEVER take a mother for granite   *   Leave notes on her pillow, on the counter, in the car, in the fridge   *   give her a long, loving, hug   *   Say “I Love You”, every day   *   Show mom how much you love her and do your chores   *   take her somewhere unexpected   *   help get her in touch with an old friend   *   Remember Your Mother, on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13th. 2012,

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May 5, 2012

Cotton Days 2012 in Washington City

Cotton Days 2012

The annual Washington City Cotton Days celebration will include a variety of events, including an ice cream social, junior rodeo , golf, fishing, a movie in the park, breakfast and more to celebrate the city’s history on May 7th -12th. 2012  Washington City is located off exit 10 next to St. George, Utah

May 5-12

May 5, 2012

8:00am Ironman Breakfast & Festival @ Buena Vista & Main St (Map)
Come eat pancakes and cheer on the Ironman participants as they pass on their bikes!

May 7, 2012

6:00pm Cotton Days Kick Off @ Washington City Community Center (Map)
Kick of the Cotton Days Celebration with food, swimming, and entertainment. $1 entry for non-members, non-residents. (Members and Residents FREE)

May 8, 2012

6:00pm Barrel Racing @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)

6:00pm Ice Cream Social @ Veterans Park (Map)
Enjoy hayride tours of historical Washington City, square dancing, and of course Ice Cream

May 9, 2012

5:00pm Jr. Rodeo @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)
Watch our local youth in their very own Jr. Rodeo. Register to participate in the event at the WCCC. Spectator fee $5, $20 for family of 6 Entry Form: cottondays.org/downloads/JrRodeoRegistration2012.pdf

May 10, 2012

6:00pm Youth Fishing Derby @ Razor Ridge Urban Fishery (Map)
Bring your poles and fish, fish, fish! Washington City Royalty will be giving out prizes and awards. FREE!

May 11, 2012

9:00am Golf Tournament @ Green Spring Golf Course (Map)
$125 per person for a 2 day tournament. Price includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch, and payoff.

7:00pm Dusk ’til Dawn Softball Tournament @ Washington City Ball Fields (Map)
The name says it all, play ball from dusk ’til dawn! Registration cost is $250 per team. Sign up at the Washington City Community Center. Flyer and Registration Form: cottondays.org/downloads/DuskTilDawn_softball_s.pdf

9:00pm Movie in the Park @ Community Center Park (Map)
Join the Washington City Chamber of Commerce as we watch Puss in Boots on the big screen.

May 12, 2012

7:00am Hell Hole 5K/10K @ Virgin River Trail (Map)
Register at www.active.com/10k-race/washington-ut/hell-hole-5k-10k-2012 or in person at the WCCC for our 5K or 10K race download the package here: cottondays.org/downloads/HellHoleRegistration_pkg.pdf

7:00am Lions Club Pancake @ Veterans Park (Map)
Eat breakfast as you watch the parade at Veterans Park. $5 per plate, $20 per family

9:00am Golf Tournament @ Green Spring Golf Course (Map)
$125 per person for a 2 day tournament. Price includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch, and payoff.

9:00am Parade @ Telegraph Street 300e-100w (Map)
Parade From 300 E on Telegraph Ending on 100 W. Entry Form: cottondays.org/downloads/ParadeEntryForm.pdf

10:00am Cotton Fest @ Veterans Park (Map)
Celebrate the birth of our great city with a day in the park. Food, vendors, live entertainment, and games.

11:00am Tractor Pull @ Vacant Lot (Map)

6:00pm Team Sorting @ Millcreek Ranch (Map)

 

 

 

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